Saturday, February 11

There Is Just Nothing I Can Say About This....

This is a fantastic post all on its own, it doesn't need any commentary from me! I don't know how many times I went back and reread parts, just because they were so hysterically funny, and so ACCURATE!! (IMO of course!)


       Donald Trump Stunned To Learn Presidency 

                    Is An Actual Job, His First!!




Maybe you’d better sit down for this one. 
According to a report by Politico, corned
-beef dirigible Donald Trump, a skill-free 
inheritance baby with a virtually unbroken 
lifelong track record of incompetence and 
failure, has found that running the United 
States government is a tougher job than 
lending his name to mail-order 
steak delivery scams run by other people. 
Because he is a world-historically stupid idiot who could not tell the difference between his face
and his ass even if they weren’t identical to each other, this has come as quite a shock to him.

“Being president is harder than Donald Trump thought,” begins the article, neatly capturing the 
blithe, criminal ignorance that characterizes both Trump himself and the many dozens of millions 
of morons who thought he should be the leader of the free world. Yes, being the president is a 
harder job than Donald Trump would expect, because Donald Trump had never previously held 
an actual job, because actually, spending your inheritance on a succession of failed cons is not an 
actual job.

None of the revelations in here are all that surprising, if you’ve paid attention at any point in the 
more than 40 years Trump has spent as a professional horse’s ass marginally enriching himself 
off a succession of sleazy branding schemes (or in the over 200 years the presidency of the 
United States has spent being an actual job). The fun is in the wording. Our new president occupies 
a wild outer range of blundering, arrogant stupidity, far beyond that typically euphemized in
newspaper-ese, and the effort to describe the former truthfully and accurately—but without using 
such frank and impolite words as “stupid” and “ignoramus” and “spray-tanned fart balloon”—very 
nearly breaks the latter. 

Here’s a low-key savage example, from the third paragraph:

Yet it has become apparent, say those close to the president, most of whom requested anonymity 
to describe the inner workings of the White House, that the transition from overseeing a family 
business to running the country has been tough on him.

“Overseeing a family business” is great. This is the way you put it when you want to say that the 
president’s last gig was as the ornamental figurehead of a penny-ante hustling operation run by 
his hare-brained children—who even in their vacuity knew better than to let him handle any 
responsibility more sophisticated than ogling the Miss Universe contestants—but you also would 
like to maybe interview him or them at some point in the future. This is what you’re left with 
when the leader of the free world is incapable of thinking and operating and leading from
anywhere in the vast ocean of specificity and nuance dividing “Get me some more cash” and 
“Here is what brand of tanning spray the new press secretary should use, and which parts of his 
face must be sprayed with it.” Overseeing a family business. 

The transition from that to being the president “has been tough on him.” Doing things that you 
are not qualified to do is tough! Who could have predicted that this would be a challenge for a 
butter-soft septuagenarian nincompoop?

I love this article so much. Nearly every sentence contains some marvel of delicacy. The new 
president “often asks simple questions about policies, proposals and personnel.” When confronted 
with details, he “has been known to quickly change the subject” or direct questions to one of his 
chief advisers. His aides “joke that they wish their boss would spend more time at his 
Mar-A-Lago estate.” How many ways can you avoid saying that the president is a bumbling, 
pillow-fisted shit-for-brains, in a story about that exact fact?

Here’s the most incredible example. We learn that after unflattering details (what other kind could 
there be? He’s Donald Trump!) of his phone conversations with other foreign leaders were leaked 
to the press, Trump grew paranoid about National Security Council staffers and launched an 
investigation into the source of the leaks. We also learn this (emphasis added):

In turn, some NSC staff believe Trump does not possess the capacity for detail and nuance 
required to handle the sensitive issues discussed on the calls, and that he has politicized their 
agency by appointing chief strategist Bannon to the council.

The President of the United States of America is too stupid to participate in discussions held 
expressly for his benefit. That is what “some NSC staff” have said, here. Talking to him is a waste 
of time, because he’s literally incapable of grasping what is being talked about, and he just gets 
mad, like a baby. Like a big red baby with a sensitive heinie.

It’s not all bad times and tantrums for Trump, though.

For all his frustrations, Trump has reveled in the trappings of the presidency. He has taken 
a liking to the Oval Office, where he spends much of his time working. Following a recent 
gathering of business leaders, he brought the group into the storied room and showed them around.

Sometimes he wanders around his office, pecking at the shiny stuff, like a fucking bird.

[For the complete article, click here: Politico]

Saturday, February 4

Is This What We Have To Look Forward To?

Is this the kind of thing we have to deal with for the next four years? Executive orders to circumvent the law and get what he wants? Calling people names, and denigrating their positions if they don't agree with him? Tearing apart families with absolutely no regard for the effect on their lives?
I've been unable to post due to my anger at what is happening to this country's government; I did not want to have my blog turn into a rant against the "so-called" President of this United States. Although I didn't vote for him, don't agree with him, and wouldn't cry if he weren't the Commander-in-Chief, he was the one that ended up in office and I have to respect that. This though, this just took the cake. The government didn't even bother to put provisions in place for special cases like this one, why? Because they don't care!! In their minds, if you are from a certain country you are a terrible person, a person who deserves no consideration at all. They probably treat their dogs better than this...
If the video doesn't work, you can click on the title below, it will take you to the page the video is on. 

Burned toddler's future waits on Trump's ban


The parents of an Iraqi toddler undergoing treatment for severe facial burns in the US are concerned they will be unable to travel to join their son as the result of President Trump's travel ban. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Thursday, January 19

And So It Begins, Trump's Reign of Political 'Un'-Correctness

I've been waiting for this, for someone to use Donald Trump's grossness in a stupid attempt to get out of trouble....

From  Ben Guarino at the Washington Post:

Conn. politician said he no longer has to be ‘politically correct,’ pinched woman’s groin

President-elect Donald Trump ran his 2016 campaign, in part, as a tweet-from-the-hip response to political correctness — a censoring groupthink {sic} which, to its detractors, demands arcane gender pronouns and the complete annihilation of “Merry Christmas.” In June, in the aftermath of the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, Donald Trump issued a statement in which he declared, “I refuse to be politically correct.” The Obama administration, Trump also said, “put political correctness above common sense, above your safety, and above all else.

With Trump’s victory, some see a boogeyman deposed and a license to be un-politically correct. Americans now live in “a new world” where people “no longer have to be politically correct,” said one Connecticut politician in December, according to the warrant for his arrest after allegedly pinching a town employee in the genitals.
Christopher von Keyserling (Rep.) arrested for sexual assault.

A lawyer for Christopher von Keyserling, a 71-year-old Republican member of the Representative Town Meeting, the local legislative body that governs Greenwich, Conn., denied any impropriety. “There was a playful gesture, in front of witnesses. It was too trivial to be considered anything of significance. To call it a sexual assault is not based in reality,” attorney Phil Russell told Greenwich Time on Thursday.
On Wednesday, police arrested von Keyserling. Greenwich police charged von Keyserling with misdemeanor sexual assault in the fourth degree.
In mid-December, a 57-year-old female town employee spotted the local politician in the municipal building where she worked. Their conversation became heated, according to the warrant for von Keyserling’s Jan. 11 arrest.
“This is a new world, politically, and you need to educate your fellow politicians,” the woman said to von Keyserling, as she later told a Greenwich police detective.
“I love this new world. I no longer have to be politically correct,” von Keyserling allegedly responded.
“If you’re proud of that,” she said, “I can’t help you.”
“You’re nothing but a lazy, bloodsucking union employee,” he said.
At that, the woman terminated the conversation with a “f‑‑‑ you” and walked away. Von Keyserling later entered the woman’s office, where she claimed he touched her inappropriately.
As described in the warrant, the incident evoked President-elect Trump’s conversation with Billy Bush, recorded in 2005, when Trump claimed he could grab women “by the p‑‑‑y” because he was “a star.” After the conversation surfaced in October, Trump apologized “if anyone was offended” by what he characterized as “locker-room banter.”
The Greenwich politician said he followed the woman into her office to speak with the woman’s co-worker. When the co-worker declined and left the room, the woman also moved to leave, as she did not want to be left alone with von Keyserling. It was then, according to the warrant obtained by fact-checking website Snopes, that von Keyserling “reached between her legs from behind and pinched her in the groin area.”
The woman turned to him and said, “You’re lucky I didn’t deck you, but if you ever f‑‑‑ing touch me again I will.”
She told police that von Keyserling met her glare with what she described as an “evil look in his eyes.”
“It would be your word against mine,” he said, according to the warrant, “and nobody will believe you.”
A security camera at the unnamed facility recorded footage of the encounter between von Keyserling and the woman. The videotape corroborated that von Keyserling had upset the woman, but police could not determine where his hand was located as she moved past him, Greenwich Time reported.
The woman notified her boss, but said she did not want to file a criminal complaint. Her boss told von Keyserling to stay away from the building. Greenwich Detective Jeremiah Bussell also told him to steer clear of the facility, according to the warrant. In the telephone conversation with the detective, von Keyserling reportedly apologized for the pinch, also expressing regret “it has gotten this out of hand.”
But by Dec. 16, the woman decided to press forward with a complaint, a decision she said she arrived at after learning that von Keyserling had touched other employees. In a discussion with a human resources director, von Keyserling asked if the complaint was about “the little pinch” he gave. He also described himself as “the kind of guy that likes to embarrass his teenage daughter” with what he called a “gig,” saying, “that’s what this was, ‘a gig.’ ” Russell, von Keyserling’s lawyer, told News 12 that it was a playful pinch between two people who had known each other for three decades.
Greenwich’s selectman’s office released a statement to Connecticut’s News 12, saying, “The town has zero tolerance for this alleged behavior. For years we’ve had training programs in place for all employees and beyond but cannot comment because this is an allegation that will be adjudicated in the court of law.”
Von Keyserling posted $2,500 in bail and is due to appear in court on Jan. 25, when his attorney said he will enter a not guilty plea, reported the Greenwich Time.

Friday, January 13

Miss. Newspaper Announces Plans for ‘Gangbangers’ Rodeo’: ‘Bang, Bang, You’re Dead’

     What I find  saddest about the following article is not the racist attitude, or the  fact that it's posted in a newspaper for the whole world to see, or even the fact that it's not coming from one of those skin-head young white Nazi-esque guys you see in jackboots with swastikas cut into their hair, but rather from a middle-aged, see him at the club, wears flannel pajamas to bed and puts a robe over them if he has to go to the bathroom at night type white man! No, what I find the most terrible cut of all about this, the thing that is making my eyes burn with unshed tears is that there are brothers out there (young men of my race) who will think it's for real, and will show up ready to shoot 99 other young brothers to death as entertainment for a crowd of white Mississippians who will be laughing at them, in the same way that people who used to go to the freak shows in the carnival laughed at the freaks! They won't understand  that they are making fools of themselves in front of a bunch of strangers, not impressing people with how 'big and bad' they are like they think! The only thing they'll be showing anyone is their utter stupidity to even imagine that anyone, in the furthest reaches of the darkest mind  would be seriously holding an event like this! How does anyone think that this article is anything but the wishful thinking of some descendant of a Mississippi plantation owner who would love to see every young black man shoot  every other young black man because he's too  scared to raise a hand against any one of them. He'd probably love to be back in the days  when the whites could lynch the blacks for no reason other than they didn't like the way the blacks looked at them, but if even one black person thinks to themselves ' Wow, I wonder if I can get picked to be one?' then that person has justified everything that white men like this think about them, and they just can't see it.

I"m sorry to rant, but I'm so bothered by this... Here's the article itself.


Peter Rinaldi, Rinaldi Report/Miss-Lou Magazine

Peter Rinaldi, owner and publisher of Miss-Lou Magazine and the Natchez Sun XPress, has caused widespread anger with a racist column calling for black youths in Natchez, Miss., who may be involved in gang activity to go to a local park and murder one another for the amusement of observers.
In Miss-Lou Magazine’s Jan. 11-24 print edition, Rinaldi called for a “Gangbangers’ Rodeo” to bleed out what he considers to be the dregs of the community.
“As the population becomes more demographically poor, uneducated, unskilled, and dominantly African-American, the number of shootings have gone through the roof,” Rinaldi wrote.
And by “through the roof,” Rinaldi means “three shootings, two wounded and sadly, two deaths.” But Rinaldi doesn’t consider these deaths to be a bad thing. In fact, he thinks more murders may be helpful.
So he suggests that the city sponsor a “Gangbangers’ Rodeo,” where Black youths who may be involved in gang activity get their guns and murder each other until there are none left standing.
This is not such a bad thing, as one cynic remarked more criminals who shoot each other and are “taken out,” the safer it is for the rest of us, so the logic goes. Three shootings, three bad guys eliminated. Fifty shootings, fifty bad guys eliminated.
Open to all gang-bangers with a .45 or 9mm handgun. Limited to 20 rounds per person. Entry fee $100. Must be paid in cash in advance. No checks. Limited to the first 100 people who sign up. The 100 people will be drawn up in a circle. When the referee’s starter pistol goes off, then the gang-bangers can start shooting each other. Last man standing (or alive) wins the $10,000. If only a few people are left after rounds are fired, the judges will give each remaining contestant another five rounds to finish the job.
Note, in addition to the inhumane assumption that all victims of gun violence deserve to die, he doesn’t even mention the criminality of white youths.
Rinaldi goes on to write that “rap music will be provided by DJ Medical Mortem Medical Attention” and says that children must be 13 or older to participate.
It is clear that Rinaldi thinks he’s clever, as so many mediocre, racist white men do. In fact, he’s typical—a typical hatemonger trafficking in white hysteria and pathologizing black youths and the black community at large in an attempt to be seen as rejecting political correctness in hopes of making America great again.
He’s a cliché, a pathetic cliché using his media real estate to plant seeds of bigotry, hatred and fear.
He has conflated poverty, education level, unemployment and blackness with violence without once pointing out the violent systemic racism that locks these things in place to secure whiteness and its last-ditch efforts at supremacy. Poverty is violent. Failing schools are violent. Substandard health care is violent. All of these things are issues that Natchez faces as a thriving tourism industry built on the backs and bones of our ancestors that feeds the mint julep and Mammy fantasies of white people from around the world.
Rinaldi’s words are violent and just the sort of filth city officials have come to expect from him.
“I’m highly upset by this, and I’ll be addressing it in our board meeting,” Ricky Gray, supervisor of District 4, told The Root. “This is something that you would expect from the Ku Klux Klan, but I’ve been here a long time and have never seen anything like this.
“People in the community need to show him how disgusted they are by not putting an ad in his newspaper,” Gray added. “When people show you who they are, believe them. Because he’s certainly shown me.”
Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis, alderwoman of Ward 1, was not surprised by what she called Rinaldi’s stupidity and said that he’s been a card-carrying racist for a long time.
“Rinaldi has been race-baiting over the years consistently in his paper,” Arceneaux-Mathis told The Root. “Even when I haven’t liked how he portrayed black people, I supported his freedom of press. But he’s always been a divisive race-baiter in this community. He just goes on and on, and now this particular bit of stupidity.”
Arceneaux-Mathis said that she does believe that crime needs to be addressed in the community, but she makes it clear that the issues are systemic.
“All lives matter when black lives matter,” she said. “There needs to be more recreation, more education and employment opportunities. We need to listen to our young people and bring them fully into the community. Too many of them don’t think they’re going to have a long life, and when I was younger, I was prepared to live a long time. Our young people don’t feel that security.
“I think it’s time that we had a summit between law-enforcement officers and the community at large; that’s what Rinaldi should have been talking about,” Arceneaux-Mathis continued. “I attended a Hip-Hop Summit last month, and I learned so much. That’s what Rinaldi should have been talking about.
“We have to start at the root of the problem that’s been building up over time,” she emphasized. “Our children are underserved, and Rinaldi is serving a race-baiting agenda when he circulates such dangerous stupidity in a community that needs healing from systemic issues that have left some of our youth lashing out.”
Be clear: There is great work being done in the city of Natchez by committed community leaders and elected officials who understand the toxic and pervasive racism that threatens black youths. Rinaldi purposely frames his racist propaganda as a black issue, a poor issue, an uneducated issue. As if the increase in the number of black citizens threatens white fragility and the customs that white people hold dear.
His transparent and disingenuous attempts at criminalizing the very existence of blackness should be called out for the dangerous, racist rhetoric that they are.
If you want to read the original article in its entirety, click here.

Friday, December 30

UPDATE: Defendant in Walter Scott Death To Be Retried After Mistrial Declared

Before you read this post, I have to offer a disclaimer so that you won't think I'm any crazier than you already do. Or perhaps so that you won't think I'm newly crazy... Anyway, several months ago I began having trouble with Blogger (again) and have been  unable to correct the issue. I'm tired of taking hours to get out a post (or days) and have it still not be correct. So, I'm just posting this the way it is; perhaps someone will be able to help me correct it. (I do know some HTML 5/CSS 3)  The issue is the font; if you notice, in some places it's sentence case while in others it's all uppercase. I didn't do that, when I wrote it everything was in sentence case. When I hit Preview though, it all changed....
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Well hallelujah,  democracy lives! I won't say 'justice', because we haven't seen that yet, but I'm praying  for it! Especially in this case, where they have it on videotape that the man was running away from the police officer after a traffic stop and the officer pulled  his gun and shot the man in the back, then placed a Taser by his dead body. His claim was that he was in fear for his life because the man running from him might have turned around and charged the officer!!!
"Slager testified that even at 18 feet away, Scott still posed a threat to him and could have turned around and charged him."
So he didn't shoot because the man was turning around, fumbling at his waistband, yelling threats, none of the usual dumb excuses; he shot because he thought the man who was obviously so scared that he was running away might turn around (at 18 feet  away) and charge him. Meaning the man  might run back the 18  yards he'd gained and attack the officer. If he was scared enough to run in the first place, why does this guy think we're going to believe that he thought the runner might turn around and come back? Nah, don't wash with me officer, no way. You shot him because he was 18 feet away already and gaining ground with every step, and you couldn't let it be said that you lost him because he outran you, so you took him down. (Of course that's JMHO)

Here's the story for you to read yourselves.

Walter Scott Cop To Be Retried for Murder in 2017

Ex-officer Michael Slager will again face a state jury trial for shooting Scott in the back beginning on March 1.

BY: The Root Staff
POSTED: December 30, 2017

Monday, December 12

Felony Charge Dropped For Jury Foreman - What Is Wrong With This Headline?

Personally, i thought there was a rule or something about impaneling a jurist who has a pending criminal case? Wouldn’t that seem like a good reason for the defense to not want to impanel him? After all, he’s a youngish black man with a pending criminal case, he might take this case as a way to “get back at the system” for what’s being done to him? At the very least he might try to swing the jury around to seeing it from his point of view, that of the ‘downtrodden blacks’ ؟ 

FELONY CHARGE DROPPED FOR JURY FOREMAN AS HE SERVED ON MICHAEL SLAGER TRIAL

THE ONLY BLACK JUROR WHO ALSO SERVED AS FOREMAN DURING THE MICHAEL SLAGER TRIAL HAD A PENDING FELONY CHARGE AGAINST HIM THAT WAS SUDDENLY DROPPED BY PROSECUTORS DURING THE TRIAL. IRONICALLY, SLAGER’S TRIAL ENDED IN A MISTRIAL.
ACCORDING TO THE POST AND COURIER, DORSEY MONTGOMERY WAS INDICTED LAST YEAR ON BREACH OF TRUST WITH FRAUDULENT INTENT FOR OFFERING $5500 IN DISCOUNTS WHILE WORKING AT BEST BUY, BUT HE WAS STILL CHOSEN FOR THE JURY ANYWAY. IT APPEARS THAT MONTGOMERY’S CHARGES WERE DROPPED THREE WEEKS INTO THE TRIAL WHICH WAS ALSO THE DAY THAT HE WAS APPOINTED AS THE FOREMAN OF THE JURY. HAD MONTGOMERY BEEN FOUND GUILTY HE COULD HAVE SERVED UP TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON.
IT’S UNCLEAR IF MONTGOMERY’S PAST WAS BROUGHT UP DURING JURY SELECTION DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE JUDGE BARRED THE PUBLIC FROM ATTENDING THE EARLY PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRIAL. SLAGER’S LAWYERS ADMIT THAT THEY WERE AWARE OF THE 35-YEAR-OLD’S CHARGES AND THAT HE DID NOT OPT TO EXCLUDE HIM FROM THE JURY PANEL, THE POST AND COURIER REPORTED.
I’M A BIG BOY,” MONTGOMERY TOLD THE NEWSPAPER ON THURSDAY. “WHATEVER TRANSPIRED TRANSPIRED. WHAT HAPPENED HAPPENED. WHATEVER WAS DONE WAS DONE.
MONTGOMERY HAS BEEN DOING THE MEDIA ROUNDS LATELY, RAISING A FEW EYEBROWS WITH STATEMENTS SUCH AS PRIOR TO JURY SELECTION HE HAD NEVER HEARD OF THE WALTER SCOTT SHOOTING; THAT RACE DIDN’T SEEM TO BE THE DRIVING FACTOR FOR THE JURY’S DECISION; AND THAT HE BELIEVED THAT SLAGER, WHO SHOT SCOTT IN THE BACK AND PLANTED A TASER ON HIS DEAD BODY, “DIDN’T DO ANYTHING MALICIOUS.”

“Didn’t do anything malicious”???? Did i read that correctly? “planted a taser on his dead body”?? That wasn’t malicious, trying to make it look as if he was attacking the cop so the cop could kill him??? What was it then, if it wasn’t malicious??? Someone, anyone! Please tell me exactly what that is, if it’s not malicious???

This is the definition I found for ‘malicious’:
adjective
  1. characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm.
"malicious destruction of property"
synonyms:
spitefulmalevolent, evil-intentioned, vindictivevengefulmalignmeannastyhurtful,mischievous, wounding, cruelunkind; More

Dorsey Montgomery, please tell me that again, that what the cop did was not ‘malicious’; sure sounds like it to me!

Sunday, December 11

If We're "Making America Great" Why Does This Happen?

The initial incident actually happened in mid-November 2016, on Veteran's Day. Chili's Restaurant gave a free meal to all veterans, who were required to show proof of service if it was requested. I think this is so sad... first that this man, this veteran,  fought to defend this country only to be treated like a common criminal when he went to  Chili's for a meal;  then, when he speaks out about the mistreatment he received there, he gets death threats and has to move. And what started the whole thing at Chili's? Allegedly it was a Trump supporter! Another portend of things to come for blacks, women, and any other  historically downtrodden minority.

Veteran Denied Chili’s Discount Moves Out of Home Because of Threats

ERNEST WALKER HAS MOVED HIS FAMILY OUT OF ERNEST WALKER SAYS THAT HIS ADDRESS WAS PUBLISHED AFTER BEING DENIED (WRONGLY) A CHILI'S DISCOUNT, AND HE NO LONGER FELT SAFE AT HIS HOME.

Ernest Walker
Ernest Walker has moved his family out of their Ovilla, Texas home because of racially charged threats he's reportedly received,  according to WFAA-TV.  This is reportedly not the first time the U.S. Army veteran was disrespected. He received an apology from Chili's restaurant after getting denied a free mail on Veteran's Day.
According to  WFAA, Walker says that ever since he decided to speak out about the treatment he received at Chili's, he and his family have been targets of anonymous threats. "We've received phone calls, and it's always a restricted line," Walker explained. People are saying , 'Hey, we know where you live.'"

The threats that Walker and his family have been receiving have reportedly been arriving through phone calls, mail, and online. After a Dallas media agency published his address, Walker and his wife decided to move out of their home.

"We had to protect ourselves," Walker said. "So we had to leave. We had to take our dog away from the house because there was threats  against our dog.
Walker and his supporters are set to host a free luncheon for vets next month.

"This country right now is wounded," said Walker. "There needs to be a healing process.  For the people that reached out to me from all different colors, races, creeds, and religions, that let me know there is hope for this country."